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Mice Net : August 2009
meet you there! Are you after a conference room, cocktail space, or a unique outdoor venue? Cairns has it all. T here is a range of meeting spaces to choose from in Cairns. Whether it’s a venue that overlooks the ocean, or a state-of-the art convention and exhibition space, in Cairns you’re spoilt for choice. Cairns Convention Centre Award-winning and environmentally friendly to boot, the Cairns Convention Centre offers a huge amount of space to play with. The building features a unique style and specially designed environmental design that complements its tropical surrounds. Located just 10 minutes’ drive from the Cairns Airport, and within close walking distance to the CBD, hotels and The Esplanade, it is ideal for large convention groups. Recognised as the top three Asia Pacific convention centres for 2008 and 2005 as well as the World’s Best Congress Centre 2004, there’s more than one reason to choose the Cairns Convention Centre for your next large scale event. The centre’s latest project is sourcing locally grown food to include on all in-house menus, mostly from the farming region of the Atherton Tablelands. The centre has an amazing track record for large scale conventions, and it seems the future is continuing to look bright with a host of bookings well into 2010 and beyond. This is great news in tough economic times and even better news for the destination. Cairns Convention Centre GM Ross Steele said large scale events that take place at the centre have a positive flow-on effect for the rest of the community. 62 mice.net sUppLement “It’s great that local hotels, restaurants and even the small cafes all benefit from the groups we host here, and that’s exactly what it was designed to do,” he said. For more information about the options and spaces available go to www.cairnsconvention.com.au. Pullman Reef Hotel Casino The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino has recently updated its conference and event facilities which now feature a contemporary style. The 11 meeting rooms can cater from groups of eight to 800, and planners can also make use of the unique Rainforest Dome which is home to its very own resident crocodile. The conference rooms are centrally positioned in the building and were recently updated and now feature a contemporary style with lots of natural light. There’s also high speed internet access available in all meeting and event facilities and there’s an in-house AV team on hand if you need any other technical assistance. The property has 128 accommodation rooms which feature stylish décor of white and beige with plantation shutters and light timber furniture. The room types include superior, delux, junior and presidential suites. The superior rooms feature city views, while the other room types offer ocean views. The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is centrally located close to The Esplanade and just minutes’ walk to the Cairns Convention Centre. For more information go to www.reefcasino.com.au.